Nov 2, 2011

{Fall Décor: Part 2}

Fall is in full swing and after a whirl wind of an October…I welcome November.  Justin and I have always felt so grateful for the family, friends, our health, and the time to enjoy them.  My mother gave us a blessings plate when we got married that reads…

“Health, Love, and Wealth…and Time to Enjoy Them.” 

…and as I think more about that quote, I find that I am reflective on how truly blessed I am to have all three of those, even in the smallest increments.  Together as a family we make the best of our time together.  We try to make best of our wealth.  And we certainly do not take our good health for granted.

Personally, I feel I am most thankful for my family and for being here, in this place, together.  I know in my heart of hearts that this is where I am supposed to be, and I am so happy for that.

To remind our family to “Give Thanks” I’m changing some of our mantle décor to represent how thankful we all are of the lovely life we are living together by including this…

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What you’ll need to make it:
Chalkboard fabric (cut into squares)
Felt (of any color)
Twine
Chalk
White Paint Pen
Sewing Machine (zigzag stitch)

I do have a new obsession with chalkboard fabric…which was used on the flags. 

Each flag was cut from an oatmeal hued felt fabric, then I sewed the chalkboard fabric squares onto each using a zigzag stitch.  With a white paint pen I wrote each letter and a center one with an acorn. 

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Once the paint dried, I then scribbled white chalk all over the squares and buffed with a paper towel to give it a used chalkboard look.  I slit holes in the upper corners of the flags and stung the twine through to hang on the mantle.

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So in the spirit of November, and preparing for Thanksgiving, I ask…What are you thankful for? 

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